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Why did I wake up with a sore stomach?

Why did I wake up with a sore stomach?

Need more info...: Where in your abdomen is your soreness? Are there associated symptoms, bleeding, discharge? Any defects or surgical repairs? Any known diseases like irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcers? What did you eat, drink, or do last night? Over-exercising lately? Urinary or female issues? Help us best help you by providing more information please. Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Is gastritis pain normally worse in the morning after waking up? I find that my stomach is sore in the morning often after I wake up.

Is gastritis pain normally worse in the morning after waking up? I find that my stomach is sore in the morning often after I wake up.

Refluxing at night?: A person with stomach aches upon awakening can make a diary of symptoms, writing them down on a big calendar. Include descriptions of the symptoms, when they occur, how long they last, what makes them better, what worsens them, any relation to foods or meds, any relation to activities, etc... Then, he can take the diary to the doctor. Gastric reflux and excess acidity can be a cause. Read more

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Why do I wake up with a sore abdomen every morning? Also have sharp pains in my upper stomach throughout the day along with swelling.

Why do I wake up with a sore abdomen every morning? Also have sharp pains in my upper stomach throughout the day along with swelling.

Abdominal pain: This is very little information to make a comment.
Based on the duration, location, associated symptoms it could be from ulcer, irritable bowel, inflammatory disease, may be intra abdominal tumors. Have an exam and get help. Read more

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I'm 16 and every morning for about a week now I feel sick. I wake up and wanna throw up. The sore stomach usually goes away around lunch. What do I do?

I'm 16 and every morning for about a week now I feel sick. I wake up and wanna throw up. The sore stomach usually goes away around lunch. What do I do?

See a GI doctor: This is distinctly abnormal. It may conceivably be a reaction to some underlying anxiety, but before entertaining that as a diagnosis, must exclude organic causes. Please see somebody soon and be appropriately evaluated. Read more

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I have, sore in middle upper abdomen to the right side under my rib cage, always wake at night and sweat of pain. Been feeling this but worse before they took out my gall bladder in 2008, before the surgery all test came out normal and now 70 % of the sym

I have, sore in middle upper abdomen to the right side under my rib cage, always wake at night and sweat of pain. Been feeling this but worse before they took out my gall bladder in 2008, before the surgery all test came out normal and now 70 % of the sym

SOD: Sphincter of oddi dysfunction. That is the muscle controls the duct which empties bile from the liver into the intestine. If the gallbladder was removed for biliary dyskinesia, dysfunction of gallbladder, and it is not resolved than that is likely what you have. See a gastroenterologist for treatment. Read more

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I am having pains in my stomach and hips just had my period two weeks ago. I am unable to sleep on my stomach caused I wake up sore?

I am having pains in my stomach and hips just had my period two weeks ago. I am unable to sleep on my stomach caused I wake up sore?

See below: It sounds as if you are experiencing mittellschmirtz (sp). That's when your ovary releases your egg. There may be a little bleeding, which can cause pain. Read more

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I'm having problem with eating anything acidic. A glass of wine in the evening and I wake up with a sore, painful stomach ache.?

I'm having problem with eating anything acidic. A glass of wine in the evening and I wake up with a sore, painful stomach ache.?

Gastritis: You could have gastritis or gastroesophogeal reflux disease. What I do not like is that this has started at 74 years old, so I do not recommend taking any medication until you have a complete evaluation by a gastroenterologist. Read more

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I have a headache, trouble pooping, feel like throwing up, dizzy, trouble sleeping, also wake up with sore throat, stomach pain. Please help?

I have a headache, trouble pooping, feel like throwing up, dizzy, trouble sleeping, also wake up with sore throat, stomach pain. Please help?

See a Dr.: Impossible to determine a cause/causes of your symptoms without a thorough history and exam. Is this a one time occurrence or have had bouts with these symptoms before? Read more

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Why is my stomach sore when I touch it?

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Why is my stomach sore when I touch it?

Need more info: Abdominal soreness is an extremely vague symptoms, and to come anywhere close to a diagnosis we need much more information about onset, setting, duration, things that make it better/worse, etc. Read more

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Why is my stomach sore only in the afternoon?

Why is my stomach sore only in the afternoon?

What activity do...: ...you typically perform in the afternoons or late mornings to account for abdominal wall soreness? Pardon me if instead your soreness is deeper in origin. Read more

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Why is my stomach sore like I work out when I haven't! does it has to do with me being in my period?

Why is my stomach sore like I work out when I haven't! does it has to do with me being in my period?

Yes: Your uterus is a muscle. It squeezes and contracts while expelling the built up lining (your period) or a baby. Cramps are often a symptom of menses (period). I'm sure you have experienced them before. If it feels different then other past periods ask your doctor about it. Read more

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Why is my stomach sore sometimes after a bowel movement?

Why is my stomach sore sometimes after a bowel movement?

Stomach pain: A sore stomach may be caused prolonged straining after passing a large and hard stool. Another reason for the pain maybe the persistent peristaltic movement of the large intestines trying to move large impacted stool due to constipation. Read more

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What does it mean when your stomach is sore?

What does it mean when your stomach is sore?

It depends: This all depends on the context of what was said, and by whom. Generally, most of us interchange the word "stomach" for "abdomen or belly". The stomach is contained within the abdomen. It is most likely that someone really means their abdomen (or belly) hurts. Read more

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My stomach at the left side keeps going hard and sore, why?

LUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq symptoms as described. Read more

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I seem to constantly get a sore stomach and I don't know what is causing it?

I seem to constantly get a sore stomach and I don't know what is causing it?

Sore stomach: First, consider your diet. Is it balanced and nutritious? Second, are you taking any medications. And how about tobacco. Then, are you taking regular meals and avoiding unhealthy snacks and other foods known to cause gastric upset. After considering this, you may need to see your doctor. Read more